We invite you on a journey into the Amazon . Our host is the maestro Javier Arevalo Shahuano , born in 1968 in the Shipibo community of Nuevo Progreso , Rio Napo , in the Loretno , located in the north of Peru in amazon pool . Javier comes from a family with four generations curanderoa ( the person whose life is dedicated exclusively to the treatment spiritual and energetic , as well as mental and physical illness ) . It is also called Buddha who has a smile on his face , an curandero, specializing ayahuasquero and perfumer. Today he has a center " Spiritual Dimensions ", located in the Peruvian part of the Amazon , in the jungle , about thirty kilometers from the city of Iquitos. Gathering of group is in Iquitos.
"The legacy of shamanism can act as a stabilizing force that can redirect our consciousness to the collective fate of the biosphere . Shamans believe that humanity has allies . Some of us want to help with their force in our struggle to develop into one intelligent species."
Journal “Svjetlost” (Light), Teledisk, Croatia
Why take part in the ceremony ? Nobody better explained then the legendary Terence McKenna : " The hallucinogens plant are sources of the oldest religions, and still these days are bright and vivid choice , just as refreshing as it has always been . Shamanism is alive and real encounters between individuals due to the challenge and wonders , with ecstasy and enthusiasm triggered by the hallucinogenic plants ."
Day 1: IQUITOS
We will collect you from Iquitos airport and transport you to Spiritual Dimensions. Welcome dinner.
Day 2: CENTER Spiritual Dimensions – First Ceremony
Breakfast, explanation of the various medicinal plants (chiri sanango, ajos sacha, guayusa , bobinsana, chacruna, ayahuasca). Preparation for the evening ayahuasca ceremony (questions and troubles) Lunch. Afternoon free to relax. 8 pm: meeting in the casa ceremonial for the first ayahuasca ceremony.
Day 3: CENTER Spiritual Dimensions
Breakfast, discussion about the first ayahuasca experience (explanation of visions), baños de flores (flower bath). Lunch, afternoon we have demonstration of the preparation of ayahuasca. Dinner.
Day 4: CENTAR Spiritual Dimensions – Second Ceremony
Breakfast, baño de vapor (steam bath), teaching of the icaros. Lunch, afternoon free to rest for the second ayahuasca ceremony. 8 pm: second ayahuasca ceremony in the casa ceremonial.
Day 5: CENTER Spiritual Dimensions
Breakfast, consult with the shaman, plant collection for the second baño de flores, plant preparation. Lunch and afternoon we have walk in the forest to know the plants, baño de flores (flowerbath). Dinner.
Day 6: CENTER Spiritual Dimensions – Third Ceremony
Breakfast, teaching of icaros and preparation of the shacapa. Baño de flores (flower bath. Lunch Afternoon free to rest in preparation for the third ayahuasca ceremony. 8pm: third ayahuasca ceremony in the casa ceremonial.
Day 7: CENTER Spiritual Dimensions
Breakfast, tour to the indigenous tribes Boras and Yaguas. Lunch. On the afternoon we have an meeting in the malloca ceremonial for consultation with the shaman. Teaching lesson about plants with the shaman. Dinner.
Day 8: CENTER Spiritual Dimensions – Fourth Ceremony
Breakfast or drinking of medicinal plants. (This is optional, as the plants need to be drunk on empty stomach, so if you have had breakfast you will not be able to drink the plant). Lunch. Afternoon free to rest for the fourth ayahuasca ceremony. 8 pm: meeting in the maloca for the fourth ayahuasca ceremony.
Day 9: CENTAR Spiritual Dimensions
Breakfast, discussion on the last night’s ayahuasca ceremony. Medicinal plants medicaments preparation. Lunch. Afternoon we have teaching of icaros and medicinal plants. Dinner..
Day 10: CENTAR Spiritual Dimensions – Fifth Ceremony
Breakfast, medicinal plants medicaments preparation. Lunch. Afternoon free to rest for the fourth ayahuasca ceremony. 8 pm: fifth ayahuasca ceremony in the casa ceremonial.
Day 11: CENTAR Spiritual Dimensions
After breakfast, rest and enjoy the forrest befor your return. We recommend you to take a trip to the Butterfly farm. Dinner.
Day 12: CENTAR Spiritual Dimensions - Iquitos
Additional informations (valid for Croatian health care system, vaccination)
Vaccination - recommended for :
- yellow fever – 40 EUR a dose , 10 days before the trip
- hepatitis A – 50 EUR one dose , two weeks before the tripa
- Vaccination station Zagreb , Rockfeler street +385 01/4683004
Footwear and Clothing : summer clothes, bathing suit, be sure to bring your rubber boots for easy walk through the jungle, lamp.
Mosquito Protection : bring lotions , sprays
NOTE: possibility for changing of activites during the day, all in agreement with center and preferences of the group.
Please leave your valuables on the save place or secure them.
20th of March - 04th of April 2015.
21th of April - 06th of May 2014.